Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Update During Rough Times

I'm so glad the sun is shining today.  It looks so pretty on the lake.  It really helps.  This has certainly been a very rough few weeks.  I just wanted to give a quick update to stay in touch.  I'll write more later when I feel like it and have more time.
As you know from my last post, we lost My Bob's mother on March 2.  We spent that week in Cincinnati.  When we returned home, my dad said that my Grandma wasn't doing well at all.  She's been bad for quite a while now.  She's been in the assisted living and then nursing home for three years.  Dad explained that she looked worse.  I went to visit her and she didn't even open her eyes and looked even thinner than the 53 pounds I had seen her at previously, if that's even possible.  We contacted relatives to tell of her worsened condition.  My cousin, Brad, got into town from Harrisburg on Friday to visit her, and just as he got into town she passed away, at age 93.  The viewing and funeral is this coming Friday and Saturday. 
Going on at this same time, last Thursday my mother went into the hospital for a scheduled hysterectomy operation.  She was in there until Saturday afternoon.  I've been helping her with a few things such as some laundry and cleaning out Grandma's things from the nursing home yesterday. 
Also during this time we are arguing with, fighting with, and appealing the zoning board's decision to not allow a flower shop to go into the property that my son and his wife own that we are trying to sell.  (See my February 12 post).  We thought this was a done deal, and it should have been.  The female attorney bitch (and I don't say that often) City Solicitor decided she wanted to fight us on this for no good reason.  Why do female attorneys feel they have to be like this in order to feel like they are being an effective attorney?  She loves the thrill of a good fight and good common sense doesn't even enter her mind.  Now Bob and I are going to see an attorney on Thursday to see if we have a case for appeal.  The attorney we have been recommended to is the County Solicitor.  It's become a matter of principle for us now.  My energy is running low, though, so if it's not going to be an easy win for our family I'll have to give up.
Then last Thursday I think it was, our computers quit working.  I guess the timing was as good as it could get because I didn't feel like using it anyway.  Our computer doctor came to the house and it ended up we needed a new router.  He also cleaned up the computers and ordered new memory boards for both.  We're back in business again.
Today I need to do laundry and get sheets, bedrooms and bathrooms cleaned up and ready for family arriving Friday for the funeral. 
After this weekend we'll be looking forward to a nice summer and two new lives that will be coming into our family.  We have lost two wonderful ladies and will be now welcoming two new beautiful grandchildren. 
I must go now and put all I have into the rest of this week.  I'm behind in so many things, but I can only do what I can do.


Theresa said...

Oh Dear Nina! I am so sorry that you have been thru so much. I know you don't like to see your Grandmother go, but it sounds like she was ready. I remember you saying how that she was going downhill recently. You hang in there my sweet friend. You have really had a rough time with all the work you have been doing, two deaths and now the trouble with the zoning. I am thinking that you need a break. Perhaps a cruise or a vacation away from everything. I hope your Mom recovers well from the surgery and is back on her feet in no time.

I will be praying for you and all of your family!

Hugs from your Georgia friend!

Housewife Savant said...

What a double whammy of grief for you.
Throw yourself into your home and family. The end of winter will surely lift your spirits.
When does Spring arrive in PA - June-ish?
Keep your chin up. And if it helps; pretend you're a bad*ss b*tch once in a while.

Lily Robinson said...

You are certainly being bombarded from all sides! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother.

I will be praying for God to give you strength and comfort.

DJan said...

Nina, thank you so much for the update. You must truly be feeling overwhelmed, and you took the time to write this informative post. It cannot be an easy time, but as you said, you've got two wonderful new lives coming soon. I'm sending you my prayers...

Annette said...

It's such a trying time for you and must be emotionally exhausting. Don't forget to take care of yourself! I wish all of us (your blog buddies) could get together and help you get ready for the next few days. God bless you and your family! {{hugs}}

Rae said...

You have certainly been through an ordeal. It seems that awful things always seem to hit all at one time. I know these last weeks have been difficult. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cottage Rose said...

OH sweet Nina; I am so very sorry for your loss.. you have had a ruff couple of weeks.. My Prayers are with you and your family... take all the time you need dear friend, we will be here waiting for you and Praying for you.... God Bless;


Barb said...

God Bless you Nina,
You have been through it and back.

Know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Please try to take some time for yourself.

big hugs,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Nina, I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I will keep you in my prayers. Twyla

BeautifulDees said...

I wondered what had happened to you, wow you have a full load. I hope you can get some rest and a little you time soon.
Love ya,Debbie


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